(Editor's note: Measure twice, cut once. Look before you leap. Think it through. All sage advice, too often ignored. The previous post fell under the 'cut twice' chagrin of a carpenter. A harmless misremembering of date and numbers since corrected. A reminder to check your facts.)
Perfect Bull lined up in the outside post on a speed favoring track for the Prairie Meadows Derby. With speed to his inside he faced a tactical disadvantage. Yet the MN-bred colt proved his blossoming talent pressing the pace five wide into the first turn. By the far turn he ranged up still three wide, collared the front runners and took command. With lung busting, heart pounding and legs shaking cheers, the Red Dog Stables contingent witnessed the colt draw clear by open lengths in the stretch. Victory appeared to be a forgone conclusion. While Perfect Bull ran one of the best races of his career, he would cross the wire in second place as another promising runner put forth the winning move in deep stretch.
A review of the 3yr Old Division shows the following: Perfect Bull defeated Theregoesjojo, who defeated Quality Road, who won the Florida Derby and set the world record at six and one-half furlongs before defeat in the $1Million Travers to Summer Bird, who was previously beaten in the Kentucky Derby by Mine That Bird, himself beaten in the West Virginia Derby by Soul Warrior, who earlier had won over Karama, the colt that prevailed in the Prairie Meadows Derby over Perfect Bull. The results of that round robin reveals that Perfect Bull belongs on the varsity squad of the division. That's a fact.